Category Archives: Community Gardens

USDA Funds Make Shipping Containers into Flourishing Urban Gardens

Did you know that every year, the US Department of Agriculture sends millions of dollars to rural farmers? It’s not just the countryside that’s benefitting from this funding these days, though. Increasingly, the USDA offers financial assistance to urban farming … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Grow Fruits and Vegetables In the City

Whether you’re growing produce on your balcony or rooftop garden, or in your own patch of a community garden, there are plenty of great reasons why it’s awesome to grow your own. Here are just a few of them. They … Continue reading

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Urban Clovers are Evolving in a Surprising Way

Urbanization has long driven change in human societies, but it also has an impact on plants and animals too, and not just in taking away land for their use. Other organisms that live in cities have been evolving way to … Continue reading

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East 25th Street in Flatbush Spreads the Garden Love

If you walk down East 25th Street, between Clarendon Road and Avenue D in Brooklyn, the first thing you’ll notice is that the streets are lined with a lush array of flowers, shrubs, and gardens. In August 2016, the block … Continue reading

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From Winter Garden to Festive Feast

With the holidays coming up and family coming in, now is a great time to maximize your garden’s abilities. Making dishes from winter produce to put on the table this time year will help save you money at the grocery … Continue reading

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Decorating Your Garden for Halloween

It’s the scariest time of year, and your garden should be no exception. You’ve already got great scenery at your disposal, so why not use it to create a scene both beautiful and haunting? Here are some ideas to spookify … Continue reading

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Gardening for Small Spaces

If you live in an apartment, and especially in an apartment in a big city like New York, there just isn’t always space for gardening. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do any gardening or growing! There are plenty of … Continue reading

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Look What’s Happening at the New York Botanical Garden

Although this time of year might not inspire a yearning to garden in most New Yorkers (it has been hovering around only 30 degrees most days lately), one can still enjoy local flora by way of the New York Botanical … Continue reading

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How to Care for Those Lovely Lilacs

“Now that lilacs are in bloom, she has a bowl of lilacs in her room.” – T.S. Eliot It wouldn’t be springtime without the lovely aroma of newly blossoming lilacs wafting through the air. When I was growing up, my … Continue reading

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What’s Wonderful at the New York Botanical Garden

I think it’s safe to say that winter has finally surrendered, and that the slow, drizzly foray into springtime has arrived. How wonderful are those days that are punctuated by surprising bursts of warm sunlight? How precious those tiny buds … Continue reading

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